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Masked customers browsed Bronner's Christmas Wonderland store in Frankenmuth, Mich., in early December.

Holiday Shoppers Steered Clear of Stores, Favoring Online Buying

By: Sarah Nassauer
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 26th, 2020
During a remade shopping season, many Americans ditched stores for digital outlets. And pandemic buying trends that favored household goods and food over apparel continued, according to early sales data from firms that track shopper spending.
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YouGov: Top brands reflect consumers' pandemic priorities

By: Aaron Baar
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: November 19th, 2020
The YouGov rankings reflect consumer behaviors changes that were caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including an emphasis on cooking, cleaning, home improvement, e-commerce and streaming video while consumers spent more time at home.
Amazon expands in Brazil, riding e-commerce boom set off by COVID-19 distancing

Amazon expands in Brazil, riding e-commerce boom set off by COVID-19 distancing

By: Aluisio Alves
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 8th, 2020
Amazon AMZN.O said on Monday it had opened three more logistics centers in Brazil to take advantage of the boost the COVID-19 pandemic has given to e-commerce in South America's largest economy.
Amazon taking extra precautions against COVID-19 ahead of Prime Day

Amazon taking extra precautions against COVID-19 ahead of Prime Day

By: Kelly Roberts
Source: WMC5
Date of Publication: October 7th, 2020
Amazon Prime Day has become the new, unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Millions of packages will be shipped out, but six feet is the number workers are expected to focus on inside Amazon facilities.
Amazon reports over 19,000, or 1.44%, of U.S. frontline employees had COVID-19

Amazon reports over 19,000, or 1.44%, of U.S. frontline employees had COVID-19

By: Jeffrey Dastin
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 1st, 2020
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year, or 1.44% of the total, a disclosure sought by labor advocates who have criticized the COVID-19 response of the world’s largest online retailer.
Coronavirus and luxury retail: Shopping for used Hermes, Cartier in Covid era

Coronavirus and luxury retail: Shopping for used Hermes, Cartier in Covid era

By: Eric Rosenbaum, Susan Caminiti
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 19th, 2020
The luxury market has taken a big hit during the pandemic, and the mega-deal between Tiffany’s and LVMH is on the verge of falling apart. Used apparel and accessories start-ups The RealReal and ThredUp are rebuilding business models to deal with Covid-19 requirements. Resale experiments at department stores like Macy’s are underway and its CEO says luxury is a bright spot amid a bleak retail landscape, while Walmart also has a new deal with ThredUp. Luxury shopping is a big consumer prize: Amazon just announced its entry, Amazon Luxury Stores.
Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

By: Joseph Pisani
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2020
In the latest sign of how it’s prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.
Amazon Bets on Office-Based Work With Expansion in Major Cities

Amazon Bets on Office-Based Work With Expansion in Major Cities

By: Sebastian Herrera
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 18th, 2020
The e-commerce giant says it is adding 3,500 employees in six major cities even as other companies embrace lasting remote employment.
The biggest US mall owner Simon says still looking to salvage other distressed retailers

The biggest US mall owner Simon says still looking to salvage other distressed retailers

By: Lauren Thomas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: August 10th, 2020
Simon Property Group Chief Executive David Simon said Monday that the company is still looking to salvage additional distressed retailers, having already made bids for bankrupted Lucky Brand, Brooks Brothers and J.C. Penney.
The creative way Amazon’s Audible is helping restaurants survive COVID-19

The creative way Amazon’s Audible is helping restaurants survive COVID-19

By: Nate Berg
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: August 10th, 2020
Over the past 13 years, Audible has made an effort to integrate itself into the Newark community. When the pandemic struck, it doubled down.